Culture minister accepts withdrawal of National Theatre director’s resignation
Culture Minister Janos Csak has accepted the withdrawal of the resignation of Attila Vidnyanszky, the director of the National Theatre in connection with a serious accident in the theatre, the ministry said on Wednesday.
LMP calls on government to raise teachers’ wages from January 1
Opposition LMP has called on the government to raise the wages of teachers to 700,000 forints (EUR 1,800) from Jan 1 "as promised by the head of the Prime Minister's Office".
DK: 2023 ‘year of Orbán’s austerity’
The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has slammed economic measures taken by the government over the past year, saying that 2023 had been "the year of [Prime Minister Viktor] Orbán's austerity measures".
Hanko: Government launching support for international exchange programmes in higher education
The government is launching a 10 billion forint (EUR 26m) scheme supporting international exchanges at Hungarian universities run by public foundations, an education official said on Wednesday.
PM’s political director makes case for connectivity in new book
Balazs Orban, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's political director, said a strategy aiming for a return to a world of blocs was not good for Europe and "certainly not in the interest of Hungary".
Hungary backs extension of EU measure expediting renewables projects
Hungary supports an initiative to extend an EU measure accelerating the process of issuing permits for renewable energy projects, but is opposed to extensions of a gas price cap and joint gas procurement, the state secretary for energy and climate policy said in Brussels ...
Szijjarto: Bulgaria repealing law hostile to Hungary’s energy security
Bulgaria is repealing a law on hiking the transit fee for Russian gas which has put a question mark over Hungary's energy security, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Tuesday, adding that "previous cooperation based on mutual respect" may ...
Chief prosecutor initiates suspending two lawmakers’ immunity
Chief Public Prosecutor Peter Polt has initiated the suspension of the parliamentary immunity of two lawmakers in connection with a legal case involving a Budapest-based charity organisation and national tax authority NAV, Polt's office said on Tuesday.
Minister: Hungary well positioned in competition for electric car R and D investments
After securing electric car manufacturing investments in the first phase of the competition for attracting such businesses, now Hungary has a good chance of attracting R and D projects in the sector as well, Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said ...
Socialists propose ‘honest’ billing for gas
The opposition Socialist Party has submitted a bill aimed at making state owned gas and electricity provider MVM introduce a new practice of "fair and honest" invoicing to prevent the company from "using customers' money without paying them an interest".